November 7, 2007
I thought what better way to get through hump day, than a little kissing trivia. Enjoy!
- The average person will spend an estimated 20,160 min kissing in their lifetime.
Ancient Egyptians never kissed with their mouths. Instead they kissed with their noses.
- Kissing helps reduce tooth decay because the extra saliva helps clean out your mouth
- On Valentine’s Day 2004, 5,122 Philippine coupes gathered together at midnight and locked lips. This kissathon beat the previous world record of 4,445 set in January in Chile.
- The Chinese didn’t kiss until the practice was introduced by Westerners, and they’re still not very keen on it.
You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
- Kissing releases the same neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain) as those that are released when you engage in intense exercise such as running a marathon or skydiving. This causes your heart to beat faster and your breathing to become deep and irregular.
- Our brains have special neurons that help us find each others lips in the dark
- The science of kissing is called philematology.
- There are many strange laws regarding kissing that are still on the books. In Indiana, it is illegal for a man with a moustache to “habitually kiss human beings”. And in Hartford, CT, it is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on a Sunday.
- In Naples, Italy in the 16th century, kissing was an offence that carried the death penalty.
Onur Guentuerkuen of Ruhr-University Bochum in Bochum, Germany, studied hundreds of couples kissing.
- In his study, he found that two-thirds of people turn their heads to the right when kissing.
- On Valentine’s Day 2004, an Italian couple made their way into the record books with a 31-hour 18-minute Valentine kiss. The couple beat the previous record by 18 minutes and 33 seconds, however, the man had to receive oxygen afterwards.
November 6, 2007
Blue Jersey is airing some pro gay marriage ads over the next two weeks. They are not very in your face or controversial. They are simple civil unions are not the same as marriage arguments. They are cute. Hopefully they will be effective. But as many of you know gay marriage is not one of my top political priorities so I will not get on my high horse right now. (Keep in mind, I do believe gays should be able to get married. If they want that headache, they should be entitled to it).
What this post is about is effective political advertising. I came across this ad a while ago, but was unable to find a working link to it when I last looked for it. Today when I was watching the Blue Jersey ads, this came up on the youtube side bar. I think this anti-gay marriage ad is troubling because it exploits children. I find it disturbing because I found the children cute, even though they were spewing discrimination (albeit taught to them by some adult). But what it really makes you question are where are their parents. In a twisted way I could understand teaching your children hate, if you thought it would save them or it was part of your religious beliefs. Because it is a parent’s job to do what is best for their children, if a parent honestly believed in the dangers of being gay they should talk to their kids about it. But to have your child on national television clearly stating your views like political puppets, without regard to how it might affect them in the future.
November 6, 2007
The Wall Street has an interesting article on Las Vegas travel industry’s recent campaign to sway the gay tourists. It has been highly publicized lately that gay and lesbian travelers tend to come from higher income homes, travel more frequently, and spend more while on vacation. It makes sense to me, my friends and I are in general gay (sorry scott) and if we can find two pennies to rub together we go on a trip. We find a way to take at least one trip a year (usually multiple), even though we are full time students who make almost no money. People want to tap into the booming “gay travel” market. Even my home city. Right here in the city of brotherly love (and I do mean in the gay way) we have expanding recognition of the gayborhood, print ads in gay publications, and a massive online campaign to encourage gay travelers to check out the historic Philadelphia area. (Plus we have casinos now so visit!).
What is interesting to me is Vegas always seemed a little gay. It doesn’t really need to gay up its image. There are 24 hour parties, strip clubs, gambling, and drinking. It is essentially a circuit party with a lot of straight people. The shows are outrageous, the performers are divas, and the drag is superb. I went this summer for a few days with the family and still managed to see an adult lesbian vampire show. I associated Vegas with wild bachleor parties, spring break, 21st birthdays, and gays. But in reality there were tons of families and straight married couples when I was there.
I saw a sign in Paris (the hotel) for gay weddings when I was there, but really thought nothing of it. But the article pointed out a lot of resorts are offering ceremony packages. I think there would be some serious money if Nevada would legalize gay marriage.
What I look forward to even more than potential hotel deals and a stronger feeling of acceptance in Sin City, is the advertisements. The early ads I have seen have been very coy with little hints as to the targeted market, not direct “GAYS COME HERE NOW” ads. I think they are cute, but effective. One was as simple as two manicured hands cutting a wedding cake, another featured a sink that had two men’s razors on it. But as the money flows, the ads will get more brazen. I want to see slutty, stripper filled gay ads.
October 29, 2007
I always knew there was a special relationship between gay boys and fat girls. Gay guys have fat fag hags. I have a theory as to why. It is a three part theory:
1. Gay boys like to look good, and next to their fag hag they normally good.
2. Gay boys, like fat girls, have developed a loud/sarcastic sense of humor as a self defense mechanism.
3. They both want to chat about boys and not fear the person they are talking to is going to steal the boy they like.
But a new movie is taking that relationship to the next level, its about a gay boy finding his inner fat girl. Check out the trailer for “Fat Girls”:
October 29, 2007
The burning question is what is an EMO?
October 24, 2007
Apparently Lance Bass was like the best boyfriend ever. This is a cute/funny little clip. He was on the Tyra show with former girlfriend and Boy Meets World star Topanga (I don’t want to spell her real name wrong). Its about if they did or didn’t have sex.
October 24, 2007
For those of you familiar with about.com they have “how to” and Q&A on pretty much every topic in the world. They have a particularly elaborate “Lesbian Life” section. I highly recommend checking it out: http://lesbianlife.about.com/.
There are articles on all sorts of topics including: Top Lesbian Halloween Costumes, Planning Lesbian Weddings, and Good Fall Dates
But what are always the funniest articles are the sexual “how to” articles, they range from normal girl-girl sexing, to bring toys into the bedroom, to all out fisting (eek!). But what I was looking for was just a list of tips, since I have posted lots of straight sex tips. Figured it was about time to rep the lezzies. What I found was a list of first time girl sexing tips. I think it is funny how predictable women are. The tips relate to typical women things like comfort, communication, and emotional well being. But they do make sense and I agree with the tips, although I would have added “keep it simple” and “think about what you like”.
Here are the about.com top ten tips (lesbians):
1. Get to know your own body.
2. Go sober.
3. Go Safe.
5. Leave the toys in the drawer.
8. Have realistic expectations.
To contrast I decided to look up tips for gay man first time sex. To my shock aside from references in coming out articles, there was a general lack of gay male first time sex articles. (Although there was an abundance of first time articles about fisting, kink, and threesomes). I don’t believe that all gay men are hoes, I personally know the world’s oldest gay virgin, and so I decided the nice gay boys need a list of their own.
So here are my tips for your first time (gay guys):
- Tell the other person it is your first time
- Bring SEVERAL condoms, you never know what is gonna happen
- DO NOT try to imitate porn
- Try to relax (I suggest thinking about what’s on tv if you start to get nervous)
- If you’re feeling unsure about it, wait, there will always be willing and able guys out there
- Turn the lights out!
- If you have crusty feet, keep your socks on
- Do not assume he loves you or will even call you again if you haven’t been dating for a while
- Be willing to laugh (not at the other person) if something doesn’t work. Sex is funny, it’s part of life.
- Have fun, and don’t forget to tell your fag hag the details!
October 23, 2007
I’m in a quote-y mood tonight. So here are a bunch of quotes about sex.
“I’m a terrible lover. I’ve actually given a woman an anti-climax.” (Scott Roeben)
“Anyone who says that gratuitous sex is no substitute for gratuitous violence obviously hasn’t had enough gratuitous sex.” (Geoff Spear)
“During sex I fantasize that I’m someone else.” (Richard Lewis)
“There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be.” (Norman Mailer)
“There’s nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that.” (Lewis Grizzard)
“I read so many bad things about sex that I had to give up reading.” (Anonymous)
“Just saying ‘no’ prevents teenage pregnancy the way ‘Have a nice day’cures chronic depression.” (Faye Wattleton)
“Science is a lot like sex. Sometimes something useful comes of it, but that’s not the reason we’re doing it.” (Richard Feynman)
Let my lusts be my ruin, then, since all else is a fake and a mockery. ~Hart Crane
“Sex always has consequences. When Hitler’s mother spread her legs that night, she effectively canceled out the spreading of fifteen to twenty million other pairs of legs.” (George Carlin)
“It’s so long since I’ve had sex, I’ve forgotten who ties up whom.”
“My girlfiend said to me in bed last night’ ‘you’re a pervert’ I said, ‘that’s a big word for a girl of nine’.”
“Don’t have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them.”
“My wife is a sex object. Everytime I ask for sex, she objects.”
“When I’m good I’m very, very good but when I’m bad I’m better.”
For a long time I thought I wanted to be a nun. Then I realized that what I really wanted to be was a lesbian. ~Mabel Maney
October 20, 2007
Which Harry Potter character has a queer little past? (No it is not Harry, much to the dismay of millions of old pervs, and to the relief of millions of young girls). It is Dumbledore! For those of you who haven’t read the books, or could keep awake during the movies, he is the really old guy who runs the school. Dumbledore is portrayed currently in the movies by Michael Gambon (he was previously portrayed by Richard Harris who died).
I have personally always believe Ian McKellen would be a better match for the role. And now that we know Dumbledore is a butt pirate (no offense, to the gays or to pirates), it makes even more sense. I looked it up and apparently tons of people agree he would have made a great Dumbledore.
In case you were wondering how I know Dumbledore is a homo, the author JK Rowling announced it the other day. You can read the article below to check out, how it “came out”.
Here is the article
October 19, 2007
I love me some DNA, but I am not loving James Watson right now. The Nobel winning biologist most famous for his part in the discovery of DNA structure has hit some nerves across the country with his racist remarks.
LONDON, England (CNN) — Nobel laureate biologist James Watson was suspended Friday from his longtime post at a research laboratory and canceled his planned British book tour after controversial comments that black people are not as intelligent as white people. Watson, 79, an American who won the 1962 Nobel prize for his role in discovering the double-helix structure of DNA, apologized Thursday for his remarks — but not before London’s Science Museum canceled his talk there, planned for Friday evening.
The controversy began with an October 14 interview Watson gave to the Sunday Times, which quoted him saying he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours, whereas all the testing says not really.” Watson also asserted there was no reason to believe different races separated by geography should have evolved identically, and he said that while he hoped everyone was equal, “people who have to deal with black employees find this is not true.” The biologist apologized “unreservedly” Thursday for his comments and said he was “mortified” by the words attributed to him.
Watson is no stranger to controversy; he has a history of saying offensive and often scientifically inaccurate statements:
In 1997, Britain’s Sunday Telegraph quoted Watson as saying that if a gene for homosexuality were isolated, women who find that their unborn child has the gene should be allowed to have an abortion. During a lecture tour in 2000, he suggested there might be links between skin color and sexual prowess and between a person’s weight and their level of ambition. And in a British TV documentary that aired in 2003, Watson suggested that stupidity was a genetic disease that should be treated.
I have a theory about his statements. My theory is that the old man in a racist homophobe who feels superior to most people and is now senile enough to say what he thinks in public. I mean theory in the scientific way, like the theory of evolution.